New Romantics

New Romanticism was a youth fashion movement that peaked in the United Kingdom during the early 1980s. Originally often associated with the electronic/synthpop music scene that had become popular at that time, it has seen several revivals since then, and continues to influence popular culture. Developing in London nightclubs such as Billy's and The Blitz.

The fashionable New Romantics of the early 1980s caught on by peddling catchy, dance floor-ready synth-and-guitar pop/rock. They took inspiration from the likes of David Bowie and Roxy Music's Glam poster child Bryan Ferry. Some New Romantic artists -- Duran Duran, Soft Cell, Spandau Ballet, Visage, Japan, Adam and the Ants, A Flock of Seagulls, Human League, Ultravox; ABC; The Thompson Twins; Howard Jones; John Foxx; Culture Club; Blancmange............

ABC David Bowie  Howard Jones  Thompson Twins Duran Duran

    Japanvisage ultravox Soft Cell

Adam and the Ants A Flock of Seagulls Spandau Ballet John Foxx    Culture Club       Blancmange         

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